How Often Should You Rotate Tires

Regularly rotating your tires promotes even wear and improved performance from your rubber road runners, but just how often do they need to be rotated?

To help drivers like you from across the Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Mission Viejo area learn more about proper tire service, we’re sharing how to tell when your tires need to be rotated.

Month and Mileage Intervals

According to your Volkswagen maintenance schedule or other vehicle service journal, the factory-recommended service interval for tire rotations may vary depending on the type of vehicle you drive and what conditions you drive in. However, most experts agree that you should have your tires rotated roughly every 5,000 to 8,000 miles.

Since most oil changes follow a similar interval, it’s a good idea to have your tires rotated when you schedule an oil change appointment.

The Tires Are Worn Unevenly

One reason you should rotate your tires is to help all four tires wear more evenly. If you notice that one side of the tire appears more worn than the other side, it could be time for a tire rotation. More often than not, the front tires wear faster than the rear tires, since they carry most of the weight from the engine.

However, unevenly worn tires could also be a sign of a potential alignment problem. Be sure to talk with a certified technician to get the proper service and inspections that your vehicle needs.

You Feel Vibrations

Your car has been designed to provide you with a smooth and relatively quiet ride. That’s why if you feel any strong vibrations while driving, it might be time to schedule a service appointment. Tires that are worn unevenly may shake or vibrate as they spin. This could be especially present at higher speeds and should be taken care of as soon as possible.

Tires Are Losing Air Pressure

If your tires are constantly losing air pressure, this could be a sign that a tire rotation is needed. This is because when a wheel is wearing unevenly or is subject to more pressure, it can actually start to lose pressure faster than the other tires.

At any rate, needing to frequently refill the air in your tires should be enough cause for you to schedule a service appointment

Is It Time for a Tire Rotation?

Drivers in the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach area who need a tire rotation can schedule a service appointment at Norm Reeves Volkswagen in Irvine. Our team of certified automotive repair technicians will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with quick and professional service so you can get back behind the wheel safely.

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